Q&A: Montaser Kadhim Haloub, director of the Southern Oil Projects Commission

Iraq's state-run Oil Projects Company has helped drive recent progress at Rumaila and the Shuaiba refinery, but key export expansion projects are still far from completion.

Workers from Iraq's state-run Oil Projects Company's Southern Oil Projects Commission lay pipelines in Basra in January 2024. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

Q&A: Ammar al-Anbagi, director general of SOMO

Iraq's oil marketing chief discusses Russia-related oil market dynamics, the restart of Qayarah crude exports, and recent steps to activate the TotalEnergies mega-deal.